ARTILLERY AND FIREWORKS
Two French seventeenth-century works, 8vo, comprising:
i. Rivault, Flurance. Les elemens de l'artillerie. Paris: Adrian Beys, 1605, 2 woodcut plates (of 4), woodcut illustrations, [Cockle 676], contemporary vellum, lacking 2 plates, first and last leaf somewhat soiled, binding soiled, foot of lower joint worn
ii. Malthus, Francis. Traité des feux artificiels pour la guerre, et pour la recreation. Paris: Pierre Guillemot, 1632, engraved additional title, engraved and woodcut illustrations, contemporary vellum, [cf. Cockle 939], text browned and spotted
Rivault: purchased from Pickering & Chatto, 21 January 1902, £1-5s
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.